Charleston Eclipse 2017: What you need to know

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The Charleston area is in the path of totality for the total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. Here's what you need to know to prepare and plan for this rare opportunity!

YouTube superstar Casey Neistat chronicles his Eclipse Day journey through Charleston
YouTube superstar Casey Neistat chronicles his Eclipse Day journey through Charleston Must-see totality

At about 10:15am yesterday, YouTube super-vlogger Casey Neistat landed at Charleston International Airport. He was on a quest from New York to see the eclipse from the path of totality. — Sam Spence


Darkness on the edge of town: Eclipse at the Battery
Darkness on the edge of town: Eclipse at the Battery Sol and circumstances

The heavy cloud cover broke and the hundreds lined along the Battery got their peek at the solar eclipse as it neared totality. — Dustin Waters


Only 12,640 days until a total solar eclipse comes near Charleston again
Only 12,640 days until a total solar eclipse comes near Charleston again Save your glasses

Well here's good news: The next path of totality near Charleston comes in just 34 short years, on March 30, 2052. — Sam Spence


Eclipse spectators howled at the moon at Revelry Brewing
Eclipse spectators howled at the moon at Revelry Brewing Charleston's solar-bration

Considering the crowd that lined up at Revelry an hour before solar eclipse totality, the real natural wonder is that the brewery team was able to serve people so fast. Running on adrenaline, pints of Lefty Loosey and Bavarian Wheat went flying out of the taps faster than Bonnie Tyler could sing "Total eclipse of the heart." — Kinsey Gidick


On eclipse day, Bill Murray offers tips on preparing for the apocalypse
On eclipse day, Bill Murray offers tips on preparing for the apocalypse "I hope you go to the right place."

Here we are, just a few hours before the total solar eclipse, and who really knows what we're in for? If there is anyone who can provide helpful pointers on how to best prepare for the unknown, it's Bill Murray. — Sam Spence


Eclipse eats and drinks you should be shoving into your face hole
Eclipse eats and drinks you should be shoving into your face hole Black and yellow, black and yellow

What does one ingest on the day the city goes dark? Apparently sugar and alcohol. That's what Charleston is serving up today as we all await the impending apoc-eclipse. Need your pre-blackout fix? Head to the following... — Kinsey Gidick


Right now, the cheapest CHS-NYC flight the day after the eclipse is 35 hours long and costs $765
Right now, the cheapest CHS-NYC flight the day after the eclipse is 35 hours long and costs $765 Hit the Road, Jack

You've heard about it for at least days, if not weeks or months. But if you're flying out of Charleston on Tuesday, August 22 and you haven't booked your flight, you're pretty much screwed. — Sam Spence


Salsa your way through the solar eclipse with Holy City Salsa
Salsa your way through the solar eclipse with Holy City Salsa 🔥 🔥 🔥

Things are getting hot, hot, hot as all hell here in the Holy City. And while the temps are still hovering in the high 90s, the heat we're referring to is coming out of Holy City Salsa's West Ashley dance studio. — Connelly Hardaway


Enough college survival tips to block out the sun
Enough college survival tips to block out the sun Apoc-eclipse Now

Ahh, the first few weeks of college. We remember them fondly. What we don't remember, though, is a sign of the end times happening on the same day as our convocation. — City Paper Staff


Charleston committee to consider halting carriage and tour vehicle operations on day of eclipse
Charleston committee to consider halting carriage and tour vehicle operations on day of eclipse Tourism on tourism

In preparation for the flood of visitors arriving in Charleston to view the eclipse, city officials are considering banning all tour vehicles from operating on the peninsula on Aug. 21. — Dustin Waters


Strained cell phone service and traffic are key concerns as emergency officials prepare for solar eclipse
Strained cell phone service and traffic are key concerns as emergency officials prepare for solar eclipse No signal

In preparation for the first total solar eclipse to hit the Unites States since the proliferation of cell phones, communication systems and traffic are expected to suffer the greatest impact as the Charleston area is inundated with visitors. — Dustin Waters


Our picks for where to eat and drink in Charleston during the solar eclipse
Our picks for where to eat and drink in Charleston during the solar eclipse Black outs and blow-up pools

I don't know about you, but when the earth goes dark on August 21, I want a good meal in hand. You never know with these natural phenomenons, could really be the end of days and who wants to say sign off on life as we know it hungry, amirite? — Kinsey Gidick


The ultimate guide to Charleston's solar eclipse events
The ultimate guide to Charleston's solar eclipse events Bring your glasses

Don't want to watch the eclipse from your backyard? Charleston is serving up a plethora of eclipse festivities — everything from massive watch parties to concerts and kayak excursions. — Jakob Lazzaro


S.C. Airbnb reservations spike 380% for upcoming solar eclipse, Charleston tops list
S.C. Airbnb reservations spike 380% for upcoming solar eclipse, Charleston tops list Solar sojourners

According to Airbnb, on August 21, the day of the solar eclipse, more than 6,700 guests will be arriving in the Palmetto State, an increase of 380 percent from the same time the previous week. The top three cities in S.C. for visitor influx are Charleston, Mt. Pleasant, and Greenville. — Mary Scott Hardaway


Prepare for the eclipse in Charleston with this safety and viewing guide
Prepare for the eclipse in Charleston with this safety and viewing guide Staring contest: Go

It’s one of the most exciting and rare events of 2017, and it only lasts a few minutes. Yes, Charleston is right under the path of the upcoming total solar eclipse on August 21, so we've put together a guide with some tips on the perfect eclipse experience. Let’s hope there are clear skies. — Jakob Lazzaro


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